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From 'harlot' to heroine


Manuela Saenz who was married to an Englishman ran away to Venezuela and became the mistress of the most famous South American revolutionary leader Simon Bolivar, was once described at the most famous harlot in the US. Victor Bulmer-Thomas of the University of London has made a study of this extraordinary woman 150 years after her death.

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